will i be able to run leopard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by j5uh, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. j5uh macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2007
    i just bought my macbook c2d 2ghz a week ago, and i just wanna know if my macbook will be able to run leopard. i hope i can =/

    i just read about the supposedly 3d interface stuff... and it seems like you need alot of power...! =/
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Yes, you will be able to run it.

    No, it will not take significantly more power.

    Can we make and FAQ sticky thread about this please? :mad:
  3. RojoLeo macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Interesting phenomenon. Vista is making people think that all new OS's aren't backwards compatible with recent computers....
  4. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    I don't think it was because of vista that the OP is concered. The thread about the suggested 3d things in leopard taking advantage of core animation, for core animation to fully work you need GPU's that are capable of running Core Image.

    After doing some research for you :) It looks like your macbook is capable of running Core Image, which is required by Core Animation.
  5. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    no this has nothing to do with vista, people were asking the same silly questions before the release of tiger as well.

    It has to do with misinformed people coming onto MR and reading things like "OMFG the graphics card in the Macbook/Mini/iBook is totally suxxords and under powered" and it leaves them thinking that the computer isn't powerful enough to do anything.

    I remember seeing threads like "should I get a mac mini or a g5 quad. I'll most be surfing the web, listening to music and maybe some light iPhoto work" back in the PPC days.

    Yes, technology moves fast and computers don't have a super long life, but they don't become obsolete for years, not weeks/months
  6. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2006
    São Paulo
    That is so true...
  7. Skrilla™ macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2007
    um, no its not :rolleyes:
  8. RojoLeo macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Word. This was a joking observation, not a literal analysis. Dry humor never translates on the web.

    Forgot my </kidding> ;)
  9. macjay macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2003
    From what I've read all Macs from the G4 on up will be able to run Leopard. I don't think G3's will be able to run it.
  10. Collin973 macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2006
    I clicked this thinking..."oh maybe its about a g3 or older g4 or something" but a C2D macbook. I guess I figured most people realized an almost brand new computer would easily run the next OS, but I guess I'm wrong.

    Apple isn't in the market of alienating it's older customers that are still running older computers (like G4s), unlike microsoft who obviously doesn't care as they require 128 mb graphics card, 1 gb of ram, etc to run the new look of the vista. Those features weren't standard on PC's 2 years ago. I think vista might be the new ME...

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